Chief Financial Officer, Cube Hydro
ENODO’s advisory board is comprised of accomplished individuals with unique skill sets and diverse professional experiences, spanning the public and private sectors.
Chief Financial Officer, Cube Hydro
Mary Andrade currently serves as the CFO of Cube Hydro, a renewable energy company modernizing hydroelectric facilities. Previously Mary held positions at Ashoka Foundation as CFO/Operations, NextEra Energy, responsible for a $1.7 billion renewable energy portfolio, and G4S where she implemented risk compliance as a member of the Divisional Risk Committee and Board Member in 11 countries.
Mary has decades of experience in Latin American risk analysis and mitigation as well as corporate, tax, and labor laws, and accounting. In Latin America, she worked with the Big Four in international markets, specializing in oil and mining, particularly in the Amazon and Andean region of South America. She also managed complex internal financial reviews in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America. She has several years of experience running and implementing multi-lateral loans with the IADB and extensive Global M & A experience.
Originally from Minnesota, Mary lived and worked outside the United States for the majority of her career. She is a graduate of University of the Pacific – Elbert Covell College with a Bachelor/Licenciado degree in Inter-American Studies, Political Science and Economics. She graduated from Tufts University, and has a Global Masters of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
She has numerous professional, leadership and technical awards from Harvard, MIT, KPMG, Thunderbird University, US Government, Wharton, and is a frequent presenter to industry groups.
Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce
James D. Filpi is a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce. CLDP provides consultative services to assist political, regulatory, judicial and commercial leaders to augment their policies, laws and organizational structures in order to improve the legal environment for doing business around the globe. Mr. Filpi primarily advises governments in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Filpi practiced law with the International Competition Group of the Washington, DC office of the law firm Goodwin Procter, LLP, where he advised foreign and domestic clients regarding commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, federal administrative procedures, corporate restructurings, banking, and consumer protection. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Filpi managed research and development programs for the Washington, DC-based strategic research firm the Advisory Board Company and tracked commerce and trade legislation for a member of the United States Congress.
Mr. Filpi received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a student representative in the Center for Applied Legal Studies, representing refugees from Western Africa. Mr. Filpi was a staff member of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and spent a portion of his legal study focusing on transnational law at the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Filpi also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Filpi is a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and is Co-Chair of the Middle East Committee. Mr. Filpi is also a member of the Maryland Bar Association Section of Business Law and the District of Columbia Bar Association Section of International Law. Mr. Filpi is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Filpi formerly served as member of the Board of the LD Access Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes rights for the learning disabled and is the founder of the St. Anselm’s Abbey School Alumni Association Charity Golf Tournament in Washington, DC.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, retired
Norman R. Hayes (Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, retired) brings decades of experience understanding the value of community engagement and implementing strategies around the world. Admiral Hayes’ strategic guidance, analytical acumen and worldwide expertise provide invaluable insights and knowledge to ENODO’s leadership and Advisory Board. Admiral Hayes maintains close relationships with the national and naval intelligence community as the president of the Naval Intelligence Professionals Organization. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governors for New Westminster College.
Prior to his retirement in 2013, he served as the acting program manager for the Chief of Naval Operations Insider Threat Program as the special assistant to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations N2N6 focusing on Cyber Defense and Information Security. Prior to this assignment he was the Director of Intelligence (J2), United States European Command, Germany with responsibility for all intelligence personnel, systems, plans, policy, and contingency intelligence activities of U.S. forces in the European Theater. His initial flag level position was as the Director, National Security Operations Center at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md., with responsibility for worldwide special intelligence support to the White House and U.S. military forces. He served as one of the senior military members of the NSA leadership team initiating national cyber defensive efforts and the creation of the United States Cyber Command.
Admiral Hayes has demonstrated nonpareil leadership with over 30 years of experience in the national and international intelligence community. He successfully executed with complete authority across a broad range of national and international real world events and policy issues focusing on Afghanistan, the Far East, Europe, cyber, maritime intelligence operations and education and training.
Major General U.S. Army, retired
Major General Hood retired after 36 years of distinguished service to the country as a United States Army Officer. During that time he served in numerous command and staff assignments in Europe, the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg, NC, and the Middle East. Since the 9/11 attacks, he has focused on issues related to the Middle East and combating terrorism as the Chief Operations Officer for NATO forces in Kosovo, the Commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the Commander of First Army Division East, the Chief of Staff, United States Central Command, and Director of the International Security Assistance Forces Liaison at the US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.
General Hood is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Pittsburgh State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 1975. He is a Distinguished Graduate of both the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and U.S. Naval War College, where he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
General Hood has remained current on the range of geo-political issues burning in the Middle East. He recently returned from 20 months in the UAE where he provided strategic counsel to the Land Forces and acted as the senior advisor on a Transformational Project aimed at improving overall military capability and preparing Land Force soldiers and leaders for the full range of challenges they could face in any future military operation.
Minerva Chair at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College
Dr. Montgomery ‘Mitzy’ McFate is a cultural anthropologist who works on defense and national security issues. Currently, she is the Minerva Chair at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Formerly, she was the Senior Social Scientist for the US Army’s Human Terrain System, which she helped develop from a good idea on PowerPoint to a $150 million dollar a year Army program. She has held positions at a variety of think tanks, including RAND and the Institute for Defense Analyses. She was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research, where she was awarded a Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy. She has served on the Army Science Board and the Defense Science Board, and was an instructor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Dr. McFate received a BA from University of California at Berkeley, a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Her PhD dissertation concerned British counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland. She was a key contributor to US Army Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, and has published in such journals as Journal of Conflict Studies, Military Review and Joint Forces Quarterly. She has been profiled in the New Yorker Magazine, Elle Magazine, Atlantic Monthly and was named as one of the ten people in the US that President Obama should listen to by Wired Magazine. She is a native of Marin County, California.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Earl Energy
Josh Prueher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Earl Energy, an energy technology company based in Houston, Texas. Earl Energy designs and builds innovative power solutions for Government and industrial customers.
Josh founded Earl Energy in 2009 after five years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to that, he served for eight years as a U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer specializing in precision targeting systems and counter-terrorism. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of Oxford, where he was a FitzGerald Scholar.
Josh and his wife, Kate, reside in Houston.
Managing Director, Kent Strategies
Douglas has spent the last 25 years serving at the highest levels of government in national security and the private sector and is a serial entrepreneur having helped start numerous companies. Douglas is currently a Managing Director for Kent Strategies, a strategic consulting firm, where Douglas leads the firm’s engagements with national security work and international governments.
Douglas was previously appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, Douglas advised the Secretary on the impact of the Department’s policies, regulations, and processes globally on millions of private sector companies, universities, and not-for-profits institutions. Douglas was responsible for coordinating seamless private sector engagement across all 22 of DHS’s divisions including the Secret Service, Coast Guard, Customs and Boarder Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Prior to his appointment at DHS, Douglas was the Managing Partner of T Street Partners, where he provided clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations with strategic counsel and public affairs consulting. During his time with T Street, Douglas successfully managed the winning campaign for the City of Chicago to be the U.S. Designate City for the 2016 Olympics.
Douglas is a graduate of Beloit College where he received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Asian studies. While at Beloit, he also earned a degree from the School for International Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Executive Vice-President and Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology & Aeronautics, and Executive Vice President at Southern New Hampshire University.
James B. Smith is Executive Vice-President and Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology & Aeronautics, and Executive Vice President at Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Smith’s career spans senior executive positions in the military, education, diplomacy, and international business.
Prior to assuming his leadership position at Southern New Hampshire University, Mr. Smith served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he aggressively supported American business and education. U.S. exports doubled during his posting in Riyadh, and Saudi investment in US higher education expanded. Prior to his overseas assignment, Mr. Smith headed a military airplane manufacturing facility and held senior management positions at two major multinational companies, where he was a creative change agent in production, design and strategic planning.
A retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, he was an F-15 fighter pilot and flew combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. During his military career, he had assignments in Asia, Europe, Africa, and across the United States. He commanded the 18th Fighter Wing in Japan, the largest combat wing in the U.S. In his final assignment in the military, he was exercise director for Millennium Challenge, the most complex transformation experiment in U.S. military history.
Mr. Smith has a B.S., and was a distinguished graduate, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He earned an M.A. from Indiana University and is a graduate of the National War College, where he subsequently was appointed to the faculty as Air Force Chair and Professor of National Security Strategy. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Maryland University College.